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Ain't Them Bodies Saints

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Affleck storms out of jail...

Set in ’70s Texas hill country, first-timer David Lowery’s moody, school-of-Malick drama is exquisite to look at, but thin on plot.

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara play lovers and small-time robbers; he takes the rap for her and goes to jail when a heist goes wrong and she shoots a deputy (Ben Foster).

She raises their daughter, and Affleck breaks jail to come a-looking for her...

Motivations are often as opaque as the title, but there’s atmosphere to spare – and Daniel Hart’s folk-tinged score tickles the ears.
 

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